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September 10, 2010
Ground Zero
NEW YORK (AP) -- It is a place of sacrifice. A place of mourning. A place people pass by on their way to grab lunch. It's a place where tourists crane their necks to snatch a glimpse around barriers walling off an enormous construction site -- which is also what it is.

Ground zero.

Depending on whom you talk to, it's a scar on this city where horror still lingers, a bustling hive symbolizing the resilience of a nation, or simply, for those who live and work nearby, a place where life goes on. (36 images)

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Construction continues at the World Trade Center site with memorial footprints of the twin towers visible September 7, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama


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A child and a man look out at Ground Zero on September 8, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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One World Trade Center, which is still under construction at Ground Zero, is viewed on September 8, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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A man views One World Trade Center, which is still under construction at Ground Zero, on September 8, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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People walk by One World Trade Center which is still under construction at Ground Zero on September 8, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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Men work at the site of One World Trade Center, which is still under construction at Ground Zero, on September 8, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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Women look out over Ground Zero on September 8, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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Construction continues at the World Trade Center site with memorial footprints of the twin towers visible September 7, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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Construction continues at the World Trade Center site with memorial footprints of the twin towers visible September 7, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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Construction continues at the World Trade Center site with memorial footprints of the twin towers visible September 7, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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Construction continues at the World Trade Center site with memorial footprints of the twin towers visible September 7, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama



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A construction worker passes by one of the future reflecting pools that will form part of the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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Work continues on one of the future reflecting pools that will form part of the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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A construction worker carries lumber inside an elevator in the in-progress One World Trade Center tower August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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A construction worker adjusts steel bars inside the in-progress One World Trade Center tower August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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A construction worker carries a steel bar inside the in-progress One World Trade Center tower August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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Construction workers complete detail work on the wall of one of the reflecting pools that will form part of the 9/11 memorial on Ground Zero August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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Construction workers walk in the pit of one of the reflecting pools that will form part of the 9/11 memorial on Ground Zero August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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The 9/11 memorial planned for the future World Trade Center complex is seen coming into being on Ground Zero August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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A construction worker walks on the north side of Ground Zero under the in-progress One World Trade Center tower August 31, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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Workers take a construction elevator at the construction site of the One World Trade Center tower August 31, 2010 in New York. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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One World Trade Center (L) rises next to 7 World Trade Center (R) on Ground Zero August 31, 2010 in New York. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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Construction cranes fill the air around Ground Zero in lower Manhattan as seen from the east August 25, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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A memorial pit representing the north tower of the World Trade Center is under construction at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan August 25, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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A worker walks in the mud in the area slated for the buildings of Two and Three World Trade Center at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan August 25, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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The outline of two squares memorializing the Twin Towers seen next to the rising new One World Trade Center (R) amidst the construction on Ground Zero in lower Manhattan August 24, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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The outline of a square memorializing the site of the north tower of the World Trade Center is seen from above at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan August 24, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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A worker carries bags near the rising new One World Trade Center tower on Ground Zero in lower Manhattan August 24, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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The base of One World Trade Center is seen amidst the construction on Ground Zero in lower Manhattan August 24, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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Workers carry supplies through the construction site at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan August 24, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Chris Hondros



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People watch construction at The World Trade Center site on August 16, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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People watch construction at The World Trade Center site on August 16, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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A man climbs a ladder as workers continue construction on the World Trade Center site in July 15, 2010 New York City. Getty Images / Eric Thayer



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Workers examine remnants of what is thought to be an 18th century ship at the site Ground Zero Construction Site in July 15, 2010 New York City. Getty Images / Eric Thayer



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Workers continue construction on the World Trade Center site in July 15, 2010 New York City. Getty Images / Eric Thayer



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Workers continue construction on the World Trade Center site in July 15, 2010 New York City. Getty Images / Eric Thayer



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